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Villanova guard Scottie Reynolds (01) drives past Notre Dame forward Tim Abromaitis (21) and guard Tory Jackson (3) in the first half of a NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 in Philadelphia.

SALT LAKE CITY — Villanova guard Scottie Reynolds finally got to step on the same court as Utah Jazz players during practice.

He's been waiting in Utah since Friday night to receive clearance from basketball's international governing body to be able to participate in camp.

The thumbs-up came from FIBA this morning for Reynolds, who played professionally overseas in Italy and the Philippines.

Reynolds has tried to do as much as he possibly could without breaking a sweat with the team.

"I've just been able to pick up the concepts, pick up the theme of what coach is trying to install here," Reynolds said. "Guys have been helping me a lot, especially Earl (Watson). Now I've just got to go out there and do what I've learned and seen, and hopefully it's good enough."

Rookie Paul Carter was in a similar position, but the Illinois-Chicago forward was able to take part in both of Tuesday's practice sessions.

Reynolds' addition brings the Jazz to 17 players. The roster number must be trimmed to between 13-15 by the end of next week ahead of Utah's season-opening game on Dec. 27 at the Lakers.

Only 12 Utah players have guaranteed contracts, leaving Jamaal Tinsley, Keith McLeod, Trey Gilder, Paul Carter and Reynolds scrapping for 1-3 open spots, barring a free-agency pickup or trade.

After three straight days of two-a-days, the Jazz only have one practice today. They'll have two again Thursday, one on Friday and one Saturday morning, leading up to the free intrasquad scrimmage at EnergySolutions Arena (7 p.m. start, doors open at 6:30).

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